Saturday, April 9, 2011

it's for the kids, really



I swear I didn't order a butterfly garden for myself because I love butterflies and then explain to my children that they, in fact, love butterflies as well and wanted a butterfly garden more than anything else on earth. (I mean, why would a grown adult order something for themselves from a toy catalog, right?) Of course I didn't do that, that would be weird.

Okay, so it sort of felt like I did just that but honestly, what boy doesn't want a little jar of crawlies in their room? I can hardly think of a better way to welcome Spring, can you?

6 comments:

Kelly Irene said...

I keep telling myself to wait one more year on this so my daughter can actually appreciate it (I think at 20 months I couldn't pass it off as being "for her" ;) I hope you all have fun with the butterflies!

heather said...

I was not a fan of the butterfly home we got as a gift from my mom, but my kids LOVED it! And I have to be honest, I came around to loving it too!!! So cool to watch grow and hatch.

Corinne said...

The boys really are excited about this kit too so I don't feel so weird about it now. When they thumbed through the catalog that came with it their eyes really lit up when they saw the tadpole/frog kits. I'm hoping we can just stick with butterflies!! :)

Glenda said...

How fun for you and your kiddos!!

JennyC said...

You know, I've always wondered about these kits and whether they were worth it. Then again, while i adore the beauty of butterflies I have absolutely NO interest in having their tiny hairy buggy bodies land on me ... gives me the creeps! Lol. Good luck and hope you and your boys enjoy the butterflies when they're ready :)

Kelly said...

We just got the book "Bug Zoo" from the library and Comet has been going crazy building his zoo. It tells you how to build the perfect habitat for all kinds of creepy crawlies. It's so much fun!